Cavusoglu: Ankara Ready to Cooperate with Moscow on Syria

Thursday, 29 September, 2016 - 18:00

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that Turkey is ready to cooperate with Russia on ceasefire and humanitarian issues in Syria.

"After normalizing relations with Russia, we hope to discuss these issues with it too. If Russia truly wants to cooperate on issues of a ceasefire and humanitarian assistance, we are ready for this," said Cavusoglu.

Cavusoglu stated this at a press briefing that his Wednesday talks with Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed ways to ensure a truce and deliver humanitarian aid to the conflict-torn country.

Earlier on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said there is a trend for cooperation with Turkey on Syria to be "constructive" now that Moscow and Ankara are mending their ties.

"If need be, joint actions are possible," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.